DURBAN – Kaizer Chiefs may have to get rid of one of their overseas players to avoid breaking PSL rules.
Amakhosi recently acquired Lazarous Kambole (Zambia), Samir Nurkovi (Serbia) and James Kotei (Ghana). They already have four overseas players in their squad - Aro “Dax” Andrianarimanana (Madagascar), Teenage Hadebe (Zimbabwe), Leonardo Castro (Colombia) and Daniel Akpeyi (Nigeria).
Zimbabweans Willard Katsande and Khama Billiat are registered as South African because they have spent more than five years in SA.
According to PSL rules a team can register five overseas players. Chiefs have seven foreign players. Castro has been placed on the transfer list, which means they have to cut ties with another foreign player.
Chiefs communications manager Vina Maphosa said the club is still discussing the foreign quota.
“We are still working on the matter. We haven’t made any comments yet. But it is standard that if you’ve reached the quota then maybe you have to release other players. You have to do this and that but no pronouncement has been made at this stage,” Maphosa responded.
Castro is set to leave if he finds another club, which shouldn’t be a problem for a player of his stature. But even if he does leave the club, Chiefs still have to get rid of another foreign player.